Monthly Archives: February 2014

Schneider Weisse – Tap 5 – Meine Hopfenweissen

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Georg I Schneider was the creator of the Schneider Weisse Original recipe, which is still used today. Two-hundred years ago, wheat beer could only be brewed by the Bavarian royal family in their breweries. In 1872, King Ludwig II discontinued brewing wheat beer due to a steady decline in sales.

Georg I Schneider was sold the exclusive right to brew wheat beer. Today, Georg VI Schneider is running the brewery in Kelheim, which the family acquired in 1927 and has remained the Schneider Weisse brewery to this day. It is the oldest wheat beer brewery in Bavaria. Wheat beer has been brewed there without interruption since its founding in the year 1607.

I bought this beer in a local beer shop in Berlin, Germany at the price of 1,8 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 8,2%.

A orange coloured unfiltered beer, sediment can be present as large pieces floating around.

The head is big and have a yellow hint to it in the colour, the head stays.

The aroma have notes of the hops, bitter fruit and a fresh feeling to it.

Low CO2, sweet taste, bitter fruit, hides its very high alcohol percent really well, but it can be too much, the after taste lasts long.

Overall rating 77 / 100

 

Latrappe – Witte trappist

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The Trappist monks brewed their first ale in 1884 in the village of Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands. After world war 1 in 1920 a bigger brewery was built to keep up with demand. The name La Trappe was introduced in 1980 and a new brew house was installed in 1989.

I bought this beer in a local wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 3 Euro for a 330 ml bottle at 5,5%.

The unfiltered beer have a light yellow colour.

The head is big and white, leaves a thin layer.

The aroma is sweet with a hint of banana.

The taste is a light fruit with a little bitterness and a fast after taste. CO2 is good.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Widmer brothers Hefeweizen.

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Kurt and Rob Widmer starts home brewing as it is legalized in Oregon, USA in 1979. Widmer brewing company opens in 1984 and the brothers work full time on it. The beers was only delivered as draft up until 1996 where the first bottled beer is produced. The brewery is today still run by the brothers.

I bought this beer in a beer shop in Berlin, Germany at the price of 3,65 Euro for at 355 ml bottle at 4,9%.

A yellow unfiltered beer with heavy and large sediment, take care when pouring.

There was no head developing.

The aroma is dominated by the hops and comes off with a sharp and slightly bitter fruit.

The taste is, as the aroma, dominated by the hops and have a flowery taste to that lives into the fade. The CO2 dies out quickly.

This beer should have been called a Wit and they could have gotten away with it.

Overall rating 72 / 100

Unertl – Weissbier

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Unertl brewery was founded in Haag, Germany in 1929 by Philomena and Alois Unertl. The brewery is today family owned by the 4th generation of the Unertl family.

I bought this beer in KaDeWe, Berlin at the price of 1,86 Euro for at 500 ml bottle at 4,9%.

A brown colour with a light glow in the bottom.

The head disappears fast and leaves only a thin layer.

The aroma is sweet, fruity and with a scent of caramel.

The medium CO2 comes with a mix of fruit and caramel, the taste is still on the light side and fades very fast.

Overall rating 76 / 100

Hansa – Hvete

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Hansa brewery is located in Bergen, Norway and was founded in 1891 by Waldemar Stoud  Platou. The brewery was moved from the City centre to outer skirts industrial areas in the 1980s. In 1997 Borg brewery and Hansa fused into Hansa Borg breweries.

I bought this wheat beer, brewed as a weissbier as it says, in a local supermarket in Oslo, Norway at the price of ? Euro for a 500 ml can at 4,6%.

Light yellow and not very unfiltered, a haze at most.

Head is rough and quickly disperses into a thin layer.

Aroma is good, sweet and fruity.

CO2 is good, but the taste is too weak and watery, after taste is more to the hops side than a fruit.

Overall rating 71 / 100

St. Georgen Bräu – Weissbier

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St. Georgen-Bräu brewery is located in Buttenheim, Germany. The brewery was founded in 1624 and from 1814 to 2009 it was owned by the Modschiedler family. The brew master Norbert Kramer took over ownership thereafter, he was employed on the brewery since 2000.

I bought this beer in a local supermarket in Oslo, Norway at the price of 6 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 4,6%.

Colour is a unfiltered yellow with a orange glow to it.

Head comes off very big and settles slowly into a layer of fine bubbles.

Aroma is a light and fresh fruit.

A medium CO2 makes for a pleasant drink where the fruit is a bit on the hops side and after taste is not long lasting. The fruit in the taste does not really stand out.

Overall rating 74 / 100